Tag: athletic director

New Basketball Facilities Require Renovation While Being Built

From the DRC: UNT’s new basketball offices, as they were originally constructed, pale in comparison to the area the programs vacated inside the Coliseum. Those offices more closely mirror the standard in college basketball. That is … not good. Chalk this up to the previous regime, which apparently did not consult at least one end…

It Is Official: BOR Approve Wren Baker as AD

[Vito]

Baker was the deputy director of athletics/external affairs at Memphis from February 2013 to May 2015 before joining the staff at Missouri. He also served as the athletic director at Northwest Missouri State and Rogers State in Claremore, Oklahoma.

Northwest Missouri was among the top Division II athletic programs in the country during Baker’s tenure. He was the first AD at Rogers State.

Baker graduated from Southeastern Oklahoma State in Durant, Oklahoma, and worked as a basketball operations assistant at Oklahoma State from 2001-05 under legendary coach Eddie Sutton.

The Cowboys went to the Final Four in 2004.

Read: He knows what a winning basketball team looks like.

Of Interviews, Websites and Arrests

CUSA Media days were okay. During the Ron Thulin interview, Jeff Wilson had some nice quotes that are pretty much standard for a competitive person. When asked if he could take on his coach on the field he said, “Well I’m a man so yeah I think I can”. Thulin followed up by leading asking…

Vito: New AD Friday

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Friday! MGN heard some speculation that it was going to be Arthur Johnson of the UT administration, but that has been debunked. So it goes.

Hank Dickenson: New AD?

Could the next Athletic Director at North Texas be Hank Dickenson? Ol’ Hank certaintly has experience. Long time athletic department watchers — yes, those people exist — have an anecdote or two that lean toward the man having the chops to make it. The Denton Record Chronicle published this touting the abilities of the man.…